Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery-An Overview and Current Status
Amit Goel
Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
DOI: 10.4236/ss.2012.310100   PDF    HTML     4,751 Downloads   6,893 Views   Citations


Single incision laproscopic surgery is an alternative to conventional multiport laproscopy. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery term coined by a Consortium in 2005 remains a research technique with few clinical cases. Single incision surgery offers advantage of better cosmesis, reduced incisions, lesser hernias, decreased pain and infections. Long learning curves and cost of instrumentation are the difficulties encountered in its propagation. Single incision laproscopic surgery is an evolving technique for advanced laproscopic centers. This article outlines the overview of devices and instruments and the techniques, feasibility of single incision laproscopic surgery.

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A. Goel, "Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery-An Overview and Current Status," Surgical Science, Vol. 3 No. 10, 2012, pp. 503-505. doi: 10.4236/ss.2012.310100.

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